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The Great Resignation: How Companies Can Cope With The Mass Exodus

American companies are at a serious crossroads right now because of an unexpected consequence of COVID-19 known as the “Great Resignation.” CNBC reported earlier this summer that four million people had quit their jobs. This would be shocking under normal circumstances, yet these people quit stable jobs in the middle of a global pandemic. The majority … Continued

HOW TO MAKE GOOD USE OF YOUR EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK

Employee handbooks are a nifty communication and reference tool for the workplace, but only if they’re used and not collecting dust on some physical (or digital) shelf. A handbook is only as good as what it does. At the minimum, it should do the following: Introduce employees to the fundamentals of your organization’s culture—the beliefs … Continued

5 HR Trends To Monitor in 2021

HR departments are given more and more responsibility each year, oftentimes with budgets that don’t match. This means HR teams must constantly seek ways to innovate and stay on top of trends if they want to compete in the marketplace, particularly amid the COVID-19 pandemic. To that end, here are five HR trends to watch … Continued

Updating Your Employee Handbook

Handbook policies are increasingly being used by employers to respond to critical events in 2020. BJA Partners recommends ThinkHR in regards to updating your employee handbook. The Value of Policies Policies have always been important to employers. They spell out what’s expected of employees, enable employees to reference key information, and also protect organizations from … Continued

5 Ways COVID-19 is Reshaping HR

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has upended the entire world, it seems. With fluctuating infection rates and conflicting official guidance, organizations will need to adapt quickly if they want to succeed in the post-coronavirus landscape. HR teams stand at the forefront of these efforts. For years, HR departments have been tasked with ushering in fundamental workplace … Continued

Ask the Advisor: What’s the Difference Between a Furlough and a Layoff?

Question: What’s the difference between a furlough and a layoff? Answer: First, you should note that the language used when sending employees home for a period of time is less important than communicating your actual intent. Since temporary layoffs and furloughs are only used regularly in certain industries (usually seasonal), you should not assume that … Continued

Senate passes $2 trillion Covid-19 relief bill

Senate Passes $2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill Late Wednesday, March 25, 2020—after days of debate—the Senate approved a $2 trillion economic rescue package designed to provide financial assistance to Americans and their families, and billions of dollars in loans for businesses. Voting in the House of Representatives is expected Friday. The package is the largest … Continued

WHAT EVERY HR LEADER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT COMPLIANCE

Family First Coronavirus Response Act     In response to the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), President Trump signed the Family First Coronavirus Response Act (Act) on March 18, 2020. The Act is an economic stimulus plan that affects coverage and cost sharing for COVID-19 testing and provides expanded federal family and medical … Continued

Remote Work Challenges for HR | California Employee Benefits Group

It’s been said the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak has created the largest remote work experiment ever devised.  In fact, there are many recently documented cases where companies have asked at least some of their employees to work from home.  Three of those companies are Amazon, Twitter and Microsoft. Remote work, of course, is not something … Continued

Service Animals in the Workplace | San Diego Benefits Experts

In 2020, many people with disabilities use the emotional and physical support provided by a service animal. This means that the workplace has seen an increase of these service animals over the last decade and therefore the workforce needs to be educated on this changing environment. Let’s take a look at what constitutes a service … Continued

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